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October 1, 2016 Hillary caught on tape mocking millenials living in parents’ basement and wanting free college

1 October 2016 American Thinker

Hillary Clinton was secretly recorded at a fundraiser for wealthy donors mocking and condescending to the millenials who backed Bernie Sanders. The recording and transcripts were released by The Intercept, a site financially backed by Pierre Omidyar, and edited by Glenn Greenwald, both left wingers.

But evidently the spectacle if Hillary Clinton telling rich people the youngsters are naïve and free college is impractical, while currently touting free college to them on the campaign trail, is just too much to bear.

Clinton has been inconsistent in the past about espousing political labels. She has at times touted herself as stalwart liberal. For instance, she said last July: “I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values.” But a few months later, she told a group in Ohio: “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.”

The recording, apparently coming from a hacked email, was first released by the Free Beacon, which focused on Hillary opposing an upgrade of our nuclear forces. But, significant though that may be in substance, politically, the mockery of millenials is far more potent. For example:

CLINTON: It is important to recognize what’s going on in this election. Everybody who’s ever been in an election that I’m aware of is quite bewildered because there is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates. And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know,  go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel. So as a friend of mine said the other day, I am occupying from the center-left to the center-right. And I don’t have much company there. Because it is difficult when you’re running to be president, and you understand how hard the job is —  I don’t want to overpromise. I don’t want to tell people things that I know we cannot do.



CLINTON: Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future. I met with a group of young black millennials today and you know one of the young women said, “You know, none of us feel that we have the job that we should have gotten out of college. And we don’t believe the job market is going to give us much of a chance.” So that is a mindset that is really affecting their politics. And so if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing. So I think we should all be really understanding of that and should try to do the best we can not to be, you know, a wet blanket on idealism. We want people to be idealistic. We want them to set big goals. But to take what we can achieve now and try to present them as bigger goals.


But are they deplorable?



  • Rijomi2

    Welcome to the Deplorable Crowd!

  • Charles___Darwin

    Actually I agree with Bill’s wife about this, but it does expose her as a hypocrite.
    She’s an elitist who looks down on everyone, but panders every group.

    • Rijomi2

      They are such a glorious couple on Inauguration Day 1992 at the L’Enfant Hotel patio Bill called her a “f*cking b!tch” and she replied “Stupid Motherf*cker”. That was on a good day.

      • Charles___Darwin

        I never heard that one.

        • Rijomi2

          “No One Left to Lie to”.

    • skydove

      We know she’s a hypocrite, but she doesn’t really succeed on the other fronts. Elitist compared to whom? People who got caught and are in prison? Equal-opportunity panderer, yes, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. She’s forever going back to the unions, the minorities, the kids, trying to prevent common sense from kicking in between pander sessions and the election.

      Another group she panders to is rich liberals she hopes will fund her campaign, to lessen the drain on other monies. I’d read two of those passages, quoted approvingly, in left-wing publications (or maybe it was just the New Yorker). The panderees in this case were being asked to donate because “Think of those poor kids — they don’t want to be baristas any more than your kids do; they can’t be cool like your kids and live in $2300/month efficiencies on Las Olas, &c&c.You know and I know that we can’t afford the transfer payments we’re already doling out. But we can’t exactly say that.” That was a straight-up Hillary pitch, combining allusions to her infinite compassion for the less fortunate with a hardheaded plea for cash.

      • Charles___Darwin

        Yup, buying votes with tax dollars, the old liberal playbook.

  • Pompano Queen1

    Corporate greed …. Killary. Is what has removed the “ladder of opportunity” slowly over the past 30 years or so. Not giving a damn about those who break their backs to pay taxes and support the corrupt system that works against them.

  • Pompano Queen1

    I am so glad she got busted on this one! Ousting Bernie was her first strike with the kids and now this.